NEW PODCAST: Can We Talk?

The Bad Pastor goes into forbidden territory: politics. We can no longer talk with people and disagree respectfully, and this could really be the start of a new civil war. And some people are suggesting the time for talking is over, and we need to take desperate action, no matter the cost. But if we’re…

NEW PODCAST: Your Happiness is Time-Sensitive

The Bad Pastor talks about the importance of taking advantage of the opportunities God brings. To take those opportunities, you must take huge risks. Dave gives examples of walking away from his job to start a new church, and adopting two little girls in his 50s. Along the way, he also mentions the musical Hello…

Not a Normal Pastor

It’s great to listen to what others tell you about yourself. To a point. Others can often see things in you that you can’t recognize. Their advice can take limits off you’ve put on yourself. Or, it can work just the other way around. Their expectations and lack of imagination can cripple you and rob…

Junebugs or Fireflies

When I was a fat little kid in northern Alabama, the arrival of summer brought with it some very special creatures. Now you Yankees from up north probably refer to them as “fireflies” (spoken with Thurston Howell the Third’s accent). But down south, they were just “lightning bugs”. Every year around June, we would stay…